Editorial: At Home with the Internet of Annoying Things
The Internet of Things has already improved my everyday life. Devices that communicate with each other deliver new services and features that I appreciate. However, as the Internet of Things expands from a few linked ...
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I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...